The Yoga Service Council will be partnering with the Omega Institute this spring to offer the 2nd annual Yoga Service Conference. This gathering on June 7th-9th 2013 will bring together the nation’s leading teachers using yoga and mindfulness practices to help people change their lives in under-served communities. Join us for a unique and intimate opportunity to forge relationships, build skills and get inspired.
150 Lake Drive,
Who Should Attend?
This conference is intended for anyone interested in working to create strong, engaged and resilient communities. You do not need to be a yoga teacher, or even a yoga practitioner to benefit from this conference (although yoga teachers are welcome!). Social workers, School Teachers, Heath Care Providers and other professionals interested in exploring the possibility of bringing yoga and mindfulness to the populations they serve are encouraged to attend. You do not need to have any prior yoga experience to benefit from this inspiring weekend.
What Will You Learn?
We will explore the benefits and challenges of introducing yoga and mindfulness practices to traditionally underserved populations. Leading teachers will discuss how trauma manifests in the body, and breakout sessions will give you tools to work with specific populations including children, teens, cancer survivors, elders and trauma survivors. We will address the challenges and opportunities of working within social institutions, talk about getting yoga service projects started and funded, and look towards the future of research in our field.
Who Will Be Teaching?
We were thrilled to accept almost 100 presentation proposals from yoga teachers, social service providers, medical professionals, and researchers for the 2013 YSC Conference. We are still reviewing applications, but confirmed faculty include Bessel van der Kolk, Sharon Salzberg, Beryl Bender Birch, Kelly McGonigal, Nikki Myers, Jill Satterfield, BK Bose, Sue Jones, and many more. Check back soon for full details!